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by Pete Davison

Codemasters Hacked

May 26, 20111 min
Data and Information SecuritySonyVideo Games

It seems that stealing passwords is the new craze: The UK publisher Codemasters is the latest to suffer a hack on its servers.

Following recent attacks on Sony and Square Enix, it seems that Codemasters has been hit by hackers. Codemaster is the UK-based publisher of the DiRT series. The company told that it “responded swiftly” when it discovered there had been an attempt to gain administrative access to the Codemasters website.

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“We responded swiftly with a full investigation to isolate the issue, bringing down for a few hours to ensure no access would be possible, and returned the website after a security hole was closed,” a representative from the company said. “While some staff admin names were obtained, passwords were all encrypted.”

It doesn’t sound as if any customer data was compromised during the attack, but as always in these situations, it’s a good idea to change your login details if you use the Codemasters website at all.

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